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Fish & Wildlife Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 23, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dewey Building, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT (map)

Monthly Fish & Wildlife Board Meeting

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Open to the public

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information. Requests should be made as early as possible, for example an interpreter must be requested at least two weeks in advance, if possible. Please send an e-mail to: fwinformation@vermont.gov or call the office staff at 802-828-1000.

You must provide 48 hours of cancellation notice before the event, if the accommodation is no longer needed.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Public Meetings on Chronic Wasting Disease, Newport VT

Wildlife veterinarian Dr. Walter Cottrell will speak about the disease, how it is spread, its effects on deer populations, and efforts needed to keep the disease from entering Vermont.  Dr. Cottrell will describe how the disease has impacted deer, elk and moose in North America, as well his first-hand experiences with the disease when he was a wildlife veterinarian for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The meeting starts at 6:30pm at the North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT  05855

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free Fishing Day

All are welcome to fish on Free Ice Fishing Day. Anyone, resident or non-resident, may go fishing in Vermont without a fishing license. 

Not sure how? Join our Ice Fishing Festival at Knight Point State Park in North Hero, a free event with tips, equipment, and cocoa provided. 

Enjoy! 

Saturday, January 26, 2019 (All day)

Free Ice Fishing Day and Festival

Always wanted to go ice fishing but couldn’t find a good excuse to get away? Now we have found that excuse for you: a "Free Ice Fishing Day" on the last Saturday in January.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 is Vermont’s next free ice fishing day - a day when anyone, resident or nonresident, may go fishing in Vermont without a fishing license.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 11:00am

Public Meetings on Chronic Wasting Disease, Barre VT

Wildlife veterinarian Dr. Walter Cottrell will speak about the disease, how it is spread, its effects on deer populations, and efforts needed to keep the disease from entering Vermont.  Dr. Cottrell will describe how the disease has impacted deer, elk and moose in North America, as well his first-hand experiences with the disease when he was a wildlife veterinarian for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The meeting starts at 6:30 pm at the Barre Fish and Game Club, Gun Club Rd, Barre, VT 05641.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Introduction to Ice Fishing - FREE

Date: Saturday, February 2
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Dewey's Pond, Quechee VT

This FREE Clinic, sponsored by the Hartford Parks & Rec Department, will run in conjunction with their Youth Ice Fishing Derby. The clinic is open to people of all ages, making this a great way for families to learn how to fish together.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Ice Fishing for Panfish - CLINIC IS FULL

- Clinic is Full -

Location: Shelburne Pond, Shelburne, VT

Time: 10 am

Program participants will learn about fishing techniques  and regulations, fish identification, ice safety and more! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the program will take place outside.

Clinic is FREE! Registration is required for all programs and can be completed by calling 802-265-2279 or emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov. Location details will be given upon registering.

Location details will be given upon registering.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Introduction to Ice Fishing - FREE

Location: Lake Bomoseen, Castleton, VT

Time: 2:00 pm

Program participants will learn about fishing techniques  and regulations, fish identification, ice safety and more! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the program will take place outside.

Clinic is FREE! Registration is required for all programs and can be completed by calling 802-265-2279 or emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov. Location details will be given upon registering.

Location details will be given upon registering.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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